Trump and Biden Face Off in Final Republican Primaries of 2024

Donald Trump’s name will appear on the ballot Tuesday for the first time since his historic felony conviction, as several states hold the last Republican presidential primary contests of 2024.

The former president will be on the ballot in Republican primaries in Montana, New Jersey, and New Mexico. told by AP News, President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, will compete in primaries in these states, as well as in Washington, D.C., and South Dakota.

Republicans in D.C. held a party-run primary in March, and South Dakota canceled its GOP presidential primary since Trump was uncontested.

Voters will also cast ballots in primary races for federal, state, and local offices in these states.

Both Trump and Biden are expected to easily win their respective contests, as they are the last major candidates still running. However, the results could reflect voter concerns as the November election approaches. If Trump’s margins of victory are narrower than anticipated, it may indicate voter hesitations about nominating a candidate with a felony criminal record.

Trump’s dominance in the primary has been shadowed by ongoing support from a minority of GOP voters for former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, who dropped out in March. This will be the first contest since Haley announced two weeks ago that she would vote for Trump in November. These primaries could indicate whether her supporters will follow her lead. from Yahoo News

Biden has faced ongoing protest votes from Democratic voters dissatisfied with his handling of Israel’s war with Hamas. Organized campaigns in several states on Tuesday aim to vote for “uncommitted” in the Democratic contests. In New Jersey’s primary, “uncommitted” will appear on the ballot in many counties above the phrase, “Justice For Palestine, Permanent Ceasefire Now!”

After Tuesday, Democrats have two additional caucuses on June 8, for Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands, to conclude their 2024 primary calendar.

Beyond the presidential contests, the states are holding primary elections for federal and local races, with one of the most closely watched is the Republican Senate race in Montana. Retired Navy SEAL Tim Sheehy, backed by Trump and national Republican leaders, faces two other candidates. The winner will challenge Democratic Sen. Jon Tester in a highly competitive race that could determine control of the Senate.

Republicans will also choose a nominee to replace Rep. Matt Rosendale, who is retiring after initially planning to run in the Senate contest but withdrew when Trump endorsed Sheehy.

In New Jersey, Democrats will select a candidate to replace scandal-plagued Sen. Bob Menendez, who is on trial in New York on federal corruption charges. Menendez decided not to run in the primary but filed paperwork Monday to run in the general election as an independent candidate. Rep.

Andy Kim is the front-runner for the Democratic nomination. Competing for the Republican nomination are GOP fundraiser Curtis Bashaw, Navy veteran Albert Harshaw, former Tabernacle Deputy Mayor Justin Murphy, and Mendham Borough Mayor Christine Serrano Glassner, who has Trump’s backing.

Five Democrats will compete in a primary for the state’s 3rd District, currently held by Kim and expected to remain in Democratic hands in November. Menendez’s son, first-term Rep. Rob Menendez, faces a tough primary challenge in New Jersey’s 8th District from Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla. said ABC News

In New Mexico, where Democrats hold all three U.S. House seats, only one primary will be held in the 1st District. Republicans Louie Sanchez and Steve Jones will compete to take on incumbent Melanie Stansbury in a Democratic-leaning district based in Albuquerque.

In D.C., voters will decide a primary for the city’s nonvoting delegate to the U.S. House, and in Iowa, which kicked off the presidential contests in January with its first-in-the-nation caucuses, voters will select nominees in primary elections for local races and U.S. House seats, including one that could play a crucial role in determining control of the House.